Local News

  • Local Tri Kappa marking 50 years

    Kappa Kappa Kappa, or Tri Kappa as it is more commonly known, was organized Feb. 22, 1901, in Indianapolis. There are 146 active chapters and 125 associate chapters throughout the state with more than 10,000 members.

  • Sheriff hopes to cut paper-service costs

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “Gas is killing us,” Sheriff Lee Chestnut said March 7 about the cost his department incurs in serving court papers to people in the county. He was addressing the county commissioners at a regular meeting, and wants to deliver more documents by certified mail.

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  • Incoming schools chief asks board for fewer sick days

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Incoming Tell City-Troy Township Schools Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger asked school-board members at a regular meeting March 8 to give him the same number of sick days a new teacher gets.

  • Earthquake, tsunami rock Tell City native

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “The rescue teams are finally able to search,” Jim Miller said when The News asked him Wednesday to explain what was happening in Japan. “They were and are hampered by ongoing quakes, cold weather and snow. They are finding very few survivors ... mostly the dead. They ran out of body bags. The tide washed over 2,000 bodies back to shore in one day. Entire villages disappeared – think places the size of Tell City with populations of 10,000 or more.”

  • Corrections

    In this year’s Discover Perry County, County Commissioner Bill Amos was omitted from a list of county officials. The News failed to remove County Commissioner Gary Dauby’s name from the same list. Also, Larry Bryant’s name was omitted from the Tell City-Troy Township School Board.

  • Severe weather drill set for Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Department of Education, local broadcast media, Red Cross and amateur radio operators, will conduct a statewide test of communications systems between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday.

    Emergency-preparedness officials encourage families and businesses to discuss and rehearse their plans for dealing with severe weather.

  • Ellspermann to speak at Farm Bureau Meeting

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Farm Bureau has announced that State Rep. Sue Ellspermann will be speaking at the organization’s annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Perry Central High School.

    The meal will be catered by New Boston Tavern. Reservations are required; call the Farm Bureau office, 547-7044, to reserve your seat. The cost for the meal will be $4 for Farm Bureau members and $10 for nonmembers payable at the door.

    Membership forms will be available at the meeting. The public is invited.

  • Recycling-district fees due Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Recycling Management District fee is due Tuesday and will be considered late after that date unless otherwise stated on the bills, the district director reminds residents. Anyone who hasn’t received their bill should call 547-9787, Ken Smith said.

  • Arts association hopes to save Sunset Park mural

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Sunset Park is always a happening place, but 1990s murals painted on the floodwall in the park are less than vibrant after more than 15 years of exposure to sunlight.

    The Tell City Regional Arts Association is working on plans to restore the panels depicting Tell City history to their original luster by repainting them with paint resistant to fading.

    But that will take money, said Cheri Taylor, president of the group.